A few months ago I was asked if I would be interested in trying some olive oils that have a unique spin to them.
Pomora Olive Oils is a company that was created to give consumers more direct access to olive oils produced with more traditional methods to give a really great product.
How it works, is you "adopt" an olive tree from a farmer (in Italy). You then receive quarterly shipments of the olive oil produced from that tree!
It's a really fun concept and give you the chance to incorporate something really special into your kitchen.
do use olive oil frequently in my meal preparations (as I am sure you
know). It's a versatile oil with the health benefits of monounsaturated
fats. I readily admit that I really have never taken the time to taste different olive oils (without added flavors). But this opportunity was not one to waste!
So, I served up one of our favorite, easy, weeknight meals. Caprese that consists of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I can honestly say that the difference in using the olive oils (I was sent two varieties) was incredible! The flavor was outstanding compared to what I usually stock in my cupboard. My hubby commented several times about how noticeable the taste was- mild yet detectable-- in my opinion something that you should have in an olive oil! You don't want to cover up the flavors in your meal, but accent them.
I encourage you to give them a try-- or gift them to someone whom would really appreciate having their own oil-producing tree!